US has reached out to President Yoweri Museveni ahead of Uganda’s Independence Day celebrations tomorrow.
“On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I offer my best wishes to the people of Uganda as you celebrate the 54th anniversary of your nation’s independence,” reads a statement by John Kerry, the Secretary of State Washington, DC.
Kerry said the friendship between the two nation’s peoples is important to the United States.
“My government strongly supports your aspiration for further economic and social development and respect for human rights.”
He said the United States will continue to assist Uganda in efforts to build peace and security within the region by supporting the African Union Mission in Somalia and helping to address the ongoing threat posed by the Lord’s Resistance Army.
Uganda is also known for its dedication to the well-being and empowerment of refugees seeking safety within its borders, Kerry pointed out.
“I commend you for providing aid and hospitality to these vulnerable populations.”
He added: “On this day of national celebration, I congratulate you and hope that the year to come will prove to be one of happiness, good health, and success for all.”
This year’s celebrations will be held at Luuka District Headquarters beginning at 7.am.
The Chief Guest will be H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni the President of the Republic of Uganda.
This year’s theme is “protection of our independence through promotion of patriotism, unity and hardwork”.